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Looking thru the post about duty guns it seems that the the mid west out out to cali and down south are using the 1911 for duty guns. It seems that primarily it is the northeastern part of the country that isnt. Anyone have any logical reasoning for this? Just strikes me as kind of funny and interesting.

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Don't know if it is logical or not but here goes. It seems that west of the Mississippi the 1911 is "The Gun". The Texas Rangers carried them in the past. They also had what they called "Barbeque Guns". These 1911's were all dressed up with ivory grips and gold inlays. The best I can come up with is the 1911 is the gun of choice in the west. There something about a finely tuned 1911.

If you ever get out west stop at the Texas Ranger Museum in Waco, Texas. The gun collection and history of the Rangers is fasinating.

Long live the 1911
 

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I would have to agree, I have a distant cousin who was a Texas Ranger and he has a beautiful 1911 that his wife had dolled up for their anniversary, Ivory grips, beautiful engraving, etc... It's a tradition with those guys and there are some true works of art they pull out for special occasions.

As a side note, the Texas Ranger Musuem in Waco has some amazing stuff... worth checking out.
 

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My best guess is that we northerners from back east are more "civ'lized" and have been told by our more ejumacated liberated females and efeminate socialists that carrying a nasty old gun is bad any way and especially a nasty old gun that could go off if you was to "pull" the trigger. (Like we're firing artillery or something) It's just much "safer" for the bad guys if we carry a TDA auto. God knows them bad guys got rights.
 

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Originally posted by Lupey:
Looking thru the post about duty guns it seems that the the mid west out out to cali and down south are using the 1911 for duty guns. It seems that primarily it is the northeastern part of the country that isnt. Anyone have any logical reasoning for this? Just strikes me as kind of funny and interesting.

"logical reasoning"... from yankees? C'mon now
(there are exceptions of course).

All in good fun,
Jim Higginbotham
 

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Oh he were go with the Yankee Bashing
Has anyone else noticed this? Is it because most of the NE is Anti-gun (exception is the northern states Maine, VT, & NH) I only see the Sig's, Beretta's and that damn plastic ugly gun.

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We got it goin on here in the Southern U.S. RC colas, Moon Pies, and the 1911. What else could anyone ask for?
 

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Here is a semi-logical reason.....My opinion only.
I'm from Calif. and although we have screwed up laws..... Our training as a rule is the tops compared to other states. ....And thus we tend to have people sent to top notch schools for gunfighting. The 1911 is king and thus we do have quite a few agencies carry them (especially SWAT). I carry a 1911 and have done so for the last 14 yrs of my 23 yrs as a LEO. We have rangemasters who have been to Thunder Ranch and Gunsite. I will admit the 1911 isn't for everyone. My agency allows a choice of weapons and calibers.
 
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